Review: Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras

Review: Elastic Hearts by Claire ContrerasElastic Hearts by Claire Contreras
Published by Claire Contreras March 20, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 300
Format: ARC
Source: Copy for Honest Review
Also by this author: Paper hearts

Victor Reuben.
Most sought out divorce attorney in LA.

Nicole Alessi.
Soon to be ex-wife of Hollywood's biggest star, Victor’s latest client and his boss's daughter.

In such a high profile divorce, they can't afford any extra drama. Luckily, neither one of them has anything to hide.
Unless you count the mind blowing sex they had…
Three times all those years ago.

As long as they leave the past where it belongs, they’ll be fine. But with her wearing those tight dresses and him giving her those heated glances, keeping their hands to themselves is proving to be more difficult than either one of them realized.

It won't be long before the paparazzi start to smell smoke, and where there's smoke...

Elastic Hearts is the final installment in the Heart Series and though this is the third book the initial two do not need to be read in order to read Victor & Nicole’s story.

Let me begin by saying I had very high expectations for this book as Victor was the side character that intrigued me the most.  Something about the unattainable lawyer who had a protective streak over his sister in book one and never-ending cynicism in book two just won me over completely.

And the verdict is… Victor & newbie Nicole surpassed any expectations I thought I had!  I was hooked from start to finish, I basically could not put it down.  This is what you can expect when you pick up any of the three books from the Heart Series in my opinion.


So these two… They met without knowledge of who one another were and so have it be that Victor was newly employed by Nicole’s dads firm and well office sex happened a few times before it had to come to an end and that end lead to Nicole’s marriage to Hollywoods hottest actor Gabriel Lane.  Fast forward some odd years later and now Victor is handling the divorce of Nic & Gabe, interesting right? I thought so too.

 But will Victor be able to work with Nicole without feeding into his desires wants?

Forbidden… Everything becomes forbidden.

The sexual tension between the two is visible to anyone with two eyes but Victor has worked hard throughout his whole adult life and Nicole is crossing every boundary line he draws making it harder and harder for him to keep things professional.

But once they both cross those lines, well that’s when all hell breaks loose.


Nicole is easily a favorite heroine of mine.  She was so relatable meaning she eats, she feels regret, breaks down like us all, doesn’t want to fail as a woman but feels as if she did, had very real insecurities, but lastly she found her strength in a very honest way and for all those reasons I fell in love with her. 

Once things escalate to a point of no return with Victor and things go somewhat sideways she definitely stood up for herself and did not become this sappy shit she would not be anyone’s “dirty little secret” and she handled herself very well.  But your heart wants what it wants and who can deny that.

Victor on the other hand may have been a bit more out of control in the best way possible.  He is an asshole and working out a divorce to a woman he is falling in love with only adds fuel to the fire. But being the ever so present adult he isn’t quite ready to risk his career and her reputation for  something that is unknown to him. Though determination is quickly playing into their story and everything is heating up! 


Finally, every divorce has to come to a close right?  What happens when this one does, will Victor & Nicole finally be able to be together publicly without precautions? 

Let’s just say shit gets hot, like cross your legs real fucking hard hot… 

I’m going to wrap it up here and just say I LOVED ELASTIC HEARTS! Where their story led was so genuine and perfectly measured I couldn’t have wished for a better outcome for these two.  

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